Remarkable achievement as just one month ago he won the Russian Larix tournament as well. Nikonov started off very sharply and being the leader until 8 rounds when giving the lead away to Danilin, it was just briefly, as he pulled back and won the tournament with 11.5/15p score which is half a point higher than last year winner’s performance.
Congratulations to medal winners Nikonov, Epifanov and Danilin! Also it is worth mentioning Rizvanov, Fedorkin and Karasev’s performance as top 6 secure place in the next year’s final.
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